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Question: What are pros and cons of AppDynamics vs Dynatrace?
Answer: There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems, the scope of implementation). Our goal was to consolidate APM and infra monitoring. We maintain critical processing on our mainframe so there was a desire to include this in our transaction trace. Due to a highly mature ELK implementation, we are not trying to incorporate log analytics into solution buy may consider in the future. We had AppD, Dynatrace, New Relic, and CA Wily all in house at the time of our evaluation. We eliminated Datadog due to a lack of real user monitoring and AppD based on experience and licensing. Between Dynatrace and New Relic, Dynatrace won based on the automation, integrated AI, support for "old" techs, and confidence we could eliminate multiple APM and infra monitoring tools. I would not include products like BigPanda, MoogSoft, in this analysis. They are not monitoring solutions but event correlation solutions. You will need additional monitoring products to capture data and feed them. Having said that if you cannot consolidate tools you will likely need to purchase an event solution to make sense of all the alarms. We did evaluate these products but with Dynatrace AI did not feel the business value was there for the investment. Here's a quick pro/con list on Dynatrace & New Relic from our analysis. New Relic Pros: Insights is an awesome product and capability. Lots of capabilities and plugins to extend data collection. The APM dashboard is aesthetically pleasing and intuitive. Good training and documentation are available to support the product. New Relic Cons: Requires lots of manual configurations to implement and support. Insights product requires an investment of time to achieve value. Licensing is a nightmare as there is virtually no transparency in what you are being charged for. Lack of solution to consolidate alerts across implementation other than significant investment in insights to manually achieve this. Dynatrace Pros: Very simple to implement and maintain with out of the box automation which supports modern (cloud/Kubernetes) and "old" (mainframe). In-app chat is helpful. High integration of infra and APM data for full-stack observability and engineering. Topology and trace discovery is more reliable than other products or our CMDB. Synthetics are easy to set up for any user. AI-assisted problem analysis on the trace discovery streamlines troubleshooting. AI includes "events" in an analysis like VMotion, deployment events. Have not done yet but looking to leverage monitoring as code for a fully integrated and automated delivery pipeline. See keptn.sh open source project. Dynatrace Cons: User SQL lacks some functions of NRQL for user analysis. Host, process, and service data is not available to query within the product. Alarm processing lacks some granular controls. The Plug-in library is less robust. Good luck with your decision!
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is application monitoring.""We like the performance of the product.""It does everything we wanted it to do.""The stability of New Relic APM is very good.""The breakdown of the response time of different components and getting in-depth details of the slow component are the most valuable features. It is easy to use, and it gets the job done.""The simplicity of the dashboard is very good.""Working with the solution is very easy. It's user-friendly.""There are many valuable features in New Relic APM. We developed some software applications and we are able to monitor the errors very easily. Their log security retention is very good."

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"It is a good monitoring tool. Its stability is very good.""It is easy to gain visibility into complex environments with AppDynamics. It has the ability to combine operation information of the environment and business information with strong business IQ support.""AppDynamics has a very broad range of supported technologies, and it's user-friendly. It looks nice, and it's easy to sell the solution to the stakeholders when we can visualize how the website is working. For example, where we have any problems through visual analytics.""It gives me the ability to trace logs between transactions, for example, a DB transaction or JVM transaction from one hub to the other. I can easily find out where the problem is or where the bottleneck of the issues lies.""Once you get past installation, AppDynamics is highly stable and we get good results.""The monitoring is similar to Dynatrace.""Capacity planning is, in my opinion, the most useful.""In 2014 and 2015, AppDynamics was one of the best products on the market."

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"Dynatrace is stable.""The most valuable features are ease of deployment, UI, and collected data. Its deployment is really easy. In just a few hours, you can have a very good outcome, and you can see everything, which is very valuable. It collects a good amount of data.""They have a feature that allows you to monitor the user, and we are able to create a VIP customer.""The initial setup is easy.""A very powerful solution for the end user.""The solution is amazing, it does well when you need to use it.""The deployment itself is very easy and straightforward.""Dynatrace has reduced our total headcount in operations and the mean time to detect and resolve problems. As a result, those challenging offline times are much shorter, if not non-existent, because of this solution."

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Cons
"The solution is quite expensive.""I haven't come across any features that are lacking.""New Relic APM can improve the information when we dig deeper to check a problem. There should be more detailed information provided.""It would be nice if there were pre-made dashboards.""How granular I could go down at looking at certain data, especially related to the operations, is limited.""The solution could improve by having more network monitoring features, such as for all the infrastructure.""It is very difficult to award the service level cycles at an endpoint level.""The older view is much better than the new view that they have. We'd like to go back to that previous version. The user interface just isn't as nice as it used to be."

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"If it can be able to intelligently provide all the things we need to look at, from a data point of view, that would be very useful.""The worst part is that the AppDynamics SaaS Environment has a lot of downtimes, and AppDynamics, despite our efforts, does not give us any feedback on these downtimes/incidents.""The cloud licensing needs to be improved. It's quite pricey.""AppDynamics's agent management could be improved.""The solution could improve by covering more technologies. For example, it does support .NET Core applications. However, it could be a bit better.""There could be some improvement in the constructions of the diagrams, it is too difficult currently.""The initial setup could be easier.""This solution is expensive."

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"The pricing of the product could be improved.""Its price, for sure, should be improved. Its price is quite high. Other than the price, there are always improvements to be made as technologies change. When we move into cloud-based technologies, Dynatrace will also have to adapt so that they can monitor those as well. It should have the adaptability to quickly transform to monitor those new technologies.""The flexibility when it comes to integrating with other tools is very low.""It's not really user friendly. You need to go through a certain type of training.""Support for cloud-based environments needs to be improved.""Infrastructure monitoring could be improved.""The solution could improve by allowing more dashboards customization. This would allow us to monitor the metric better.""I would like to see income monitoring for the servers and infrastructure monitoring."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price was one of the reasons we chose this solution."
  • "I think the pricing is reasonable."
  • "The price of the solution could be less expensive. You have to pay a lot for each user. There is an additional cost for extra features."
  • "This is an expensive tool."
  • "The price of New Relic APM could be less expensive. We are using the New Relic APM pro account and it is more costly. When compared to competitors the solution's pricing should be much more realistic."
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  • "We do not have any issues with the price."
  • "As compared to other applications, its price is moderate. Its price is neither very high nor very low."
  • "There is a license for the solution and we paid approximately $2,000. There is also an additional cost above the standard license which cost us approximately $3,000."
  • "This solution is not the cheapest but it works well. You will end up doing more work with a cheaper solution than if you just spent the extra money on a better solution like this one."
  • "For those who appreciate the value and had issues with the visibility of the performance of their applications, then the pricing is good. For somebody who does not need it, it can be pricey, but overall, it is worth the money which it costs."
  • "I was not involved with the procurement of AppDynamic, but I believe it's expensive."
  • "There is a license to use this solution. However, the clients pay for the licenses we are the service provider."
  • "The price of AppDynamics could be reduced in my region."
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  • "Dynatrace has a place for everybody. How you use it and what your budgetary limitations are will dictate what you do with it. But it's within everybody's reach. If you're a small organization and you have a large infrastructure, you may not be able to monitor the whole thing. You may have to pick and choose what you want to monitor, and you have the ability to do so. Your available funds are going to dictate that."
  • "I think that the price is reasonable."
  • "We have a three-year contract. We have 30 licenses for the full stack and 3 licenses for the DEM unit."
  • "There is a license cost, which is obviously more expensive than an open-source solution, but for the return on investment from what you get from it, it's a great investment. Of course, it could always be cheaper."
  • "Financially Dynatrace was a lot more expensive than AppDynamics."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
  • "The price range is quite high."
  • "Its price is quite high. Although it is worth it, it would be better if its price is reduced. They base their prices around licensing. Their prices are based on agent licensing and consumption licensing. Both of these can be a bit cheaper, but if they are the best in the market, as I consider them to be, I assume that their prices will be higher. They are delivering the product for that price."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems… more »
    Top Answer:The monitoring so far has been good and we are happy with it.
    Top Answer:While we do pay for the solution on a monthly basis, I can't speak to the exact cost of the product. There might also be… more »
    Top Answer:AppDynamics' best feature is automation - for example, when I add a note, it can understand the data automatically.
    Top Answer:AppDynamics is really pricey as it requires licenses for every feature.
    Top Answer:AppDynamics's agent management could be improved. They could also manage their licenses by host count rather than CPU… more »
    Top Answer:The key is to have a holistic view over the complete infrastructure, the ones you have listed are great for APM if you… more »
    Top Answer:While the environment does matter in the selection of an APM tool, I prefer to use Dynatrace to manage the entire stack… more »
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether the Datadog or Dynatrace network monitoring software was the… more »
    Product Features

    What are the main differentiators of your solution?

    AppDynamics automatically discovers and monitors every dependency and business transaction out of the box (no manual instrumentation required). AppDynamics proprietary Dynamic Baselining takes seasonality of your application into account and proactively alerts you on every slow transaction (not just the slowest) and does not require the disabling of monitoring functionality as a compromise to limit overhead. AppDynamics allows you to isolate and resolve issues all from one tightly integrated platform rather than stitched together products.


    What are the most popular 3rd party integrations with your solution?

    AWS, Azure, ServiceNow, Jira, Docker, PagerDuty, ElasticSearch, Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, Tibco, OpenStack, Splunk, Nagios, Vmware vSphere, RabbitMQ, Redis, BPPM, Pingdom, Hadoop, NGINX, HP Operations Manager, Apica, Rackspace, Slack, Atlassian.

    Deployment

    On-premise deployment

    With AppDynamics companies have the ability to launch agents via an on-premises install or SaaS deployment, depending on security and compliance needs.


    Can be deployed on AWS

    As a premier partner within the AWS Marketplace, AppDynamics provides end-to-end monitoring of cloud native applications on AWS, real-time performance monitoring across on-premises and AWS environments and helps accelerate and validate cloud migration.


    Can be deployed on Azure

    AppDynamics supports the following environments on Microsoft Azure: Azure Cloud Services (PaaS)(Including web and worker roles),Virtual Machines (IaaS), Remote Service Detection (Microsoft Azure Service Bus),Microsoft Azure Queue Microsoft Azure Remote Services (Azure Blob), Azure Queue (Microsoft Service Bus), Data Storage, Microsoft Azure Blob Storage.


    Can be deployed in a private cloud

    AppDynamics can monitor applications in private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.


    Monitor on-premise applications in virtualized environments

    AppDynamics can monitor applications in on-premises environments in virtualized environments. You simply need to have access to place an agent on the VM, and have external access to the AppDynamics Controller.


    Monitor applications running on AWS and Azure

    AppDynamics has partnerships with both AWS and Azure. You can monitor applications running in either environment and gather statistics specific to those environments.


    Monitor applications running on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Redhat OpenShift and Heroku

    AppDynamics supports applications running on all major PAAS providers. For popular platforms like Pivotal we have a tight integration providing end users with visibility and control into an application infrastructure.

    Configuration and Infrastructure

    Configuration and management through a single, web-based user interface

    AppDynamics can be implemented and configured quickly and simply and provides visibility into your entire application topology from a single intuitive web-based UI.


    Automatically create a visualization of the entire application topology with all components.

    The technology automatically determines what details should be shown and what details should be hidden as you zoom in and out on application flow map. The flow map allows users to visualize your entire web scale application. Users can also zoom in on any node for more details about the health of the associated components along with information useful for troubleshooting problems.


    Automatically discover business transactions

    AppDynamics agents will automatically discover and identify the methods, classes or web services that service transaction entry points. Requests that follow similar code paths are categorized as instances of a single business transaction.

    Automatically discover standard back end systems (database, web services, SAP etc.)

    Agent automatically discover common types of remote services as backend systems based on the exit point.


    Discover and display non-standard backend systems through point-and-click configuration

    If AppDynamics doesn't automatically detect the backend, you can manually define a custom match rule to discover specific backends in your environment.


    Automatically baseline every component within the business transaction

    Our agents watch every line of code and monitor application traffic patterns to update dynamic baselines of acceptable performance. When transactions experience slowdowns, Appdynamics can automatically trigger diagnostic actions based on health rules.


    Can be deployed in a multi-tenant environment

    Yes. Clients can also switch from a single-tenancy to a multi-tenancy mode. However switching from a multi-tenancy to a single-tenancy is not supported.

    Application Visibility and Control

    Provide correlated views of distributed business transactions between tiers/services

    AppDynamics provides visibility into the transaction logs that can be correlated to specific business transaction requests. Log correlation visibility requires a license for both Transaction Analytics and Log Analytics


    Automatically baseline every component within the Business Transaction

    The AppDynamics platform automatically calculates dynamic baselines for your metrics, defining what is "normal" for each metric based on actual usage.


    Provide code level diagnostics (class and method-level visibility) of business transactions

    AppDynamics offers code-level diagnostics and end-to-end visibility.


    Monitor JVM health information (heap, GC, generational spaces, etc.)

    In addition to monitoring JVM head information you can also can set up health rules based on JVM or JMX metrics.


    Monitor CPU utilization, OS memory usage, disk I/O, network I/O, other hardware metrics

    Machine agents can monitor and report on memory metrics, disck and paetition metrics, volume metrics, load metrics, machine metrics, network metrics, process metrics, service avaiablitity metrics, disk usage metrics free/used memory metrics and viewing hardware metrics, amongst other things.


    Report application errors and exceptions

    The Controller UI presents information on errors and exceptions in various places in the UI, including in transaction snapshots, metrics, and dashboards


    Automatically monitor entire call stack when application problems occur

    AppDynamics automatically collects full call stack traces for slow transactions, stalls and errors, allowing you to drill down to the class and method level in your production environment


    Does not disable monitoring functionality as a compromise to limit product overhead

    By default, AppDynamics monitors your production applications for maximum visibility with the least operational overhead. In non-production environments where agent overhead is not an issue, you can enable development mode in AppDynamics. Development mode removes overhead-related restrictions so agents can collect more diagnostic data.


    Historical performance monitoring and trending

    Analyze and alert based on storage performance trends over time, and use this information to proactively tune performance to improve resource efficiency and optimize the end-user experience.


    Full view of infrastructure details without leaving the context of business transactions

    Infrastructure Visibility provides end-to-end visibility into the hardware and networks on which your applications run. You can use Infrastructure Visibility to identify and troubleshoot problems that affect application performance such as server failures, JVM crashes, and hardware resource utilization. When you add End-User Monitoring to Application Performance Management, you can correlate business transaction performance to the user experience for those transactions


    Single UI for server and application monitoring

    Regardless of how complex your application may be, AppDynamics allows you to monitor everything from a single UI


    Alert on deviation from baseline

    "AppDynamics provides default health rules for business transaction performance:

    • Business Transaction response time is much higher than normal

    • Business Transaction error rate is much higher than normal"

    Mean Time To Repair

    Identify slow and stalled business transactions without manual intervention

    You may receive a notification email or SMS based on a health rule violation or see performance indicators in flow maps or transaction scorecards.


    Count, measure and score every transaction

    The business transaction list contains a high level look at the performance of the business application by transaction. You can click on a particular business transaction to access additional information on the business transaction, such as information on slow performing instances of this transaction, errors, and the transaction analysis view.


    Identify error business transactions without manual intervention

    AppDynamics will automatically detect application errors for each business transaction.


    Identify slow SQL queries without manual intervention

    You can monitor all your database platforms such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, DB2, SQL Server,etc and view all that your end users perform from the browser to the database


    Identify slow backend systems or external services without manual intervention

    AppDynamics automatically detects backend services and external calls. These can be seen in the application flowmap, transaction snapshots, and an individual component showing all remote services.


    Automatically discover code deadlocks

    By default the agent detects code deadlocks. You can find deadlocks and see their details using the Events list or the REST API.


    Provide quick cross launching into problem areas within the UI through hyperlinked alerts

    Within AppDynamics, you have the ability to set up custom health rules and actions. By doing this, you can be alerted when errors or latency is experienced in the application. Through a number of actions, you can be alerted with a hyperlink and jump straight to the issue through the link.


    Automatically send email containing hyperlink to identified problem

    In AppDynamics you can set up rules to automatically send alerts to a number of email


    Automatic analysis of end-to-end APM data to provide root cause analysis

    AppDynamics automatically detects transactions and the performance of those through our automatic dynamic baseline. From there, root cause analysis is performed and captured in the Transaction Snapshots for you to diagnose.

    Business Transactions

    Automatically discover business transactions

    AppDynamics agents watch every line of code and monitor application traffic patterns to update dynamic baselines of acceptable performance. When transactions experience slowdowns, Appdynamics can automatically trigger diagnostic actions based on health rules.


    Automatically learn and baseline performance of discovered business transactions

    The dynamic baseline will automatically discover the performance of each transaction.


    Automatically count, measure and score every transaction

    AppDynamics automatically counts, measures, and scores each transaction that passes through the application server by performing byte-code instrumentation.


    Discover synchronous, asynchronous and multi-threaded business transactions

    AppDynamics supports the discovery of syncronous, asyncronous, and multi-threaded transactions with our business transaction discovery.

    Business Metrics

    Provide visibility into the impact of outages on business metrics

    When you set up data collectors, you are able to pull out business data and report and alert of them. With our analyics, you can extend the visibility by running queries against all the data that is collected.


    Capture business metrics (e.g. revenue, orders) from applications and background jobs

    When you set up data collectors, you are able to pull out business data and report and alert of them. With our analytics, you can extend the visibility by running queries against all the data that is collected.


    Enables creation of custom dashboards for business metrics and application behavior

    AppDynamics has the ability to create custom dashboards to represent business and transaction data.


    Out of the box reports on business transaction summary and trends

    AppDynamics provides out of the box reports for transaction and application data. These can be generated on a schedule or on demand.


    Automatically correlate business transactions with environment monitoring (OS, JMX, etc.)

    AppDynamics automatically correlates business transaction data with the server and infrastructure data.

    Usability

    Browser-based web client

    The AppDynamics UI is an HTML 5-based browser application


    Automatic and dynamic baselining of all metrics to reduce false alarms

    AppDynamics automatically calculates what constitutes the baseline for your application environment, that is, the prevailing performance characteristics for your environment. Once it calculates the baselines, AppDynamics can detect conditions that may be considered anomalies for your application.


    Include an online virtual collaboration space as a virtual "war room"

    Users can access war room creation within the troubleshoot navigation menu. Other widgets, and templates are also available.


    Visualize multiple applications and the connectivity / dependencies between them

    AppDynamics provides cross-app correlation to show transaction flow between multiple AppDynamics applications.


    Enable sharing of analysis / visualizations without having to export data from the UI

    There are a few ways to share data without having to export the data. One is to create a war room and discuss the issues between multiple people within the UI. Also, with Role Based Access Control, every user should have specific access into AppDynamics. You can share links to those that have a login, and the exact screen is loaded for the user.


    Group transactions using a Session ID and display transactions in order of execution

    You can sort transactions by session ID and transaction time among many other fields.


    Drill down from business transaction to correlated log file entries in single platform

    AppDynamics provides a way to correlate Business Transactions to associated Log entries.

    Historical Trending

    Trending with metric persistence to do historical analysis and compare to baselines

    In AppDynamics, you can compare time frames or releases to understand performance changes over time. Also through dashboard creation, you can visualize performance trends in the baselines over time.


    The ability to view and drill into Flow Map for extended periods up to 1 year

    You can access AppDynamics performance data for up to a year in time.


    The ability to compare Flow Maps from different time frames for up to 2 years

    Up to 1 year

    Support for Agile

    Dynamic instrumentation of the application

    When you instrument AppDynamics agents, the flowmap and data is automatically created and captured. As you scale your application up and down, AppDynamics will dynamically pick up the changes and present them in the UI.


    No need to reconfigure agent instrumentation when new app releases are deployed

    A user would only need to reconfigure an agent if they switched programming languages.


    Automatically pick up application configuration changes as a result of agile releases

    Yes. The flow map visualizations allow teams to see the differences in transaction flow between configurations, releases, sprints, etc.


    Regression analysis to compare and highlight app performance improvements

    Yes. User can create application deployment events, which can be used for regression analysis, root cause analysis and performance studies.


    Provide capability to compare business transactions flows for different releases

    Yes. In compare releases, you can compare performance for business transactions between two different time frames.

    Pre-Production Performance Tuning

    Identify the longest running methods in business transactions

    In the Transaction Snapshots, you will be presented with the longest running methods.


    Determine the relationship between increased load and application response time

    In the AppDynamics graphs and snapshots, you can determine the relationship between load and response time.


    Identify worst backend calls (Database, Web Services, other backend) automatically

    AppDynamics will automatically discover the backends in the environment as well as categorize the slowest and most expensive calls.


    Provide business transaction performance change from one code release to the next

    Yes. In compare releases, you can compare performance for business transactions between two different time frames.

    Scalability and Infrastructure

    Support at least 5000 agents on a single platform without requiring data federation

    AppDynamics can scale to up to over 5000 agents to a single platform. You also have the ability to run the controller on your premises or in the AppDynamics SaaS environment. If on-premises, you will have to size accordingly.


    Ability to support high availability APM infrastructure servers

    AppDynmaics provides a high availability tool kit to support HA.


    Has steady network traffic between agent and APM server regardless of transaction levels

    The AppDynamics agents constantly communicate with the controller no matter how much load is on the application.


    Encrypt data transmissions end-to-end across the environment

    AppDynamics encrypts data over HTTP(s) in transit but it does not encrpyt data at rest.


    Agentless monitoring

    AppDynamics Database Monitoring uses an agentless monitoring architecture that eliminates the management overhead and risk associated with deploying agents to database servers.

    Analytics

    Single UI incorporating Analytics and APM modules

    Yes


    Analytics UI is web browser based with no locally installed client software

    The AppDynamics UI is an HTML 5-based browser application


    Analytics layer providing intelligence across data collected by APM modules

    AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform allows you to monitor, automate and analyze your application infrastructure.


    Scalable repository capable of collecting and storing large volume of metrics/events

    You can size your controller accordingly to fit the amount of volume you expect to collect. You also have the ability to change the default values for storage time and data.


    In context drill down between analytics data and APM data

    From the searches that are mande in analytics, you are able to directly drill down into APM application data.


    Graphical query builder for ease of use and broad adoption

    The entire AppDynamics platform is built for ease of use and broad adoption across the enterprise. In our Analytics, there is a graphical query builder that enables you to build searches quickly and easily.


    Ability to adjust timeframe via click and drag on dashboard charts

    You have the ability through a drop down to adjust the time frame back to a year or select a custom time range.


    Automated ranking (top N) of relevancy of every indexed field to current selection

    By default, Appdynamics will categorize your transactions into different categories by response time, errors, etc.


    Configurable to collect not all, but specific desired transaction data/fields

    AppDynamics has auto detection rules, however, you have the ability to change those rules or create specific Custom Match Rules to discover transactions and data.


    Alert off of metrics created in analytics based on search criteria

    You can create a metric from an analytics search that uses count as the function in the SELECT clause


    Analytics data collection does not require full call method stack data

    Within the AppDynamics UI, you can create Data Collectors to pull out transaction data.


    No code changes required to pull custom (non-native) metrics into data repository

    C++ requires an SDK with a few lines of code


    Data collected, stored and analyzed in near real time (i.e. not hours, days, or weeks later)

    Organizations can see the business impact of performance issues and outages in real time, allowing them to make important decisions and prioritize fixes on the fly, reducing the cost of performance incidents to the business.


    API to input custom metrics

    The AppDynamics APIs let you extend and customize various aspects of the AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform


    Search API

    The AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform exposes various APIs for customizing and extending its features. Some APIs include: Accounts API, Application Model API, Metric and Snapshot API, Alert and Respond API , Configuration API, Configuration Export and Import API , Analytics Events API.


    Ability to chart result set in custom dashboards

    AppDynamics provides full support for creating custom dashboards. You can also import JSON templates and create dashboards from that.


    Granular role-based access control (RBAC)

    Yes. App analytics provide RBAC to enable control and protection of your data.

    Log Analytics

    Ability to collect and store log files from monitored nodes

    Log Analytics collects, correlates, and analyzes your machine data to give you comprehensive real-time insights into operational performance.


    Log file data through TCP

    You have the ability to set up Log analytics by extracting analytics fields from syslog messages over TCP.


    Auto-inject business transaction identifier for each log statement

    Supported for two Java frameworks and requires a GUID configuration.


    Ability to extract any field from log file for processing

    Yes. The centralized log management UI enables you to configure your log files for processing

    Root Cause Analysis

    Historical performance monitoring and trending - retain 100% of historical data

    Yes and by default, snapshots are retained for two weeks, and individual snapshots can be archived


    Report top database activities (e.g. Top SQL, Top Users, Top Programs)

    Features of the Database Reports Windows

    • Top SQL Report
    • I/O Report
    • Time Series Comparison Report
    • Top Activity Report
    • Top SQL Report
    • Wait State Report

    Report database activity profile over-time (identify patterns)

    The information within the UI includes the metric identifier, date and time of the observation, along with other key performance metrics


    Collect and store all database wait events and correlate with SQL/Stored Procedures

    With AppDynamics Database monitoring, you are able to see individual queries and any wait events that are associated.


    Collect and store SQL/Stored Procedure KPIs (CPU, Count, Reads/Writes)

    AppDynamics DB monitoring will collect and store all SQL and stored procedures that hit the database and the corresponding KPIs.


    Collect and store database instance level statistics (table size, row count, indexes)

    Within the Database monitoring module, you can view more administrative statistics such as error logs, user information, tables, indexes, etc.


    Collect and store database server/host KPIs (CPU, Memory…)

    You can configure AppDynamics DB collectors to capture the host level metrics from where the DB instance is running.


    Ability to breakdown latency of stored procedure components

    In the DB Monitoring, you will be able to identify the Stored Procedure and where latency may be coming from.


    Collect SQL Explain and Execution plans

    You have the ability to view and download the Explain and Execution plans from the UI.


    Collect and store performance data on database objects (Schemas, tables, indexes)

    With AppDynamics Database monitoring, AppDynamics will collect and store DB performance data and the database object information.


    Ability to collect and correlate deep-dive storage information

    In AppDynamics Database module, you can view the storage information in the object browser.

    Database Monitoring

    Provide a real-time view of performance showing current database activity

    With AppDynamics' database monitoring, you can monitor and trend key performance metrics such as resource consumption, database objects, schema statistics and more, allowing you to proactively tune and fix issues before they affect end users.


    Provide a holistic view of all database performance through a multi-instance dashboard

    AppDynamics supports DB2, Oracle, Postgres, MySQL, and SQL Server, all from one central installation of AppDynamics. There's no need for separate database monitoring products for different databases -- with AppDynamics you see it all in a single pane-of-glass.


    Ability to send pro-active alerts based on health and performance of databases

    Get alerts when database thresholds are violated


    Static and dynamic alerting on collected database metrics

    You have the option to set performance alerts against both a dynamic baseline or a static threshold.

    Server Monitoring

    Monitor Machine availability

    The Standalone Machine Agent (Machine Agent) collects and displays CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network metrics on the Node Dashboard Server tab of the UI


    Monitor CPU usage

    AppDynamics provides alerts on Business Transaction and infrastructure metrics. To ensure that you get alerts when they really matter, these alerts must be based on algorithms that assess deviation from normal behavior.


    Monitor Disk performance

    An AppDynamics Machine Agent extension to alert if disk space crosses a warning or critical threshold. If a threshold is crossed, the extension will create a custom event upon which you can trigger a Policy + Action to get notified.


    Monitor Volume usage

    The following describes the columns available for the Server Volumes window.

    • Disk Usage %: The percentage of storage space in use.
    • I/O Utilization %: The percentage of time spent performing read and write operations.
    • I/O Rate read: The number of kilobytes per second of data read.
    • I/O Rate write: The number of kilobytes per second of data write.
    • I/O Operations per sec read: The number of read operations per second.
    • I/O Operations per sec write: The number of write operations per second.
    • I/O Wait Time read: The percentage of time the CPU was waiting for read operations to complete.
    • I/O Wait Time write: The percentage of time the CPU was waiting for write operations to complete.

    Monitor Machine load

    Reported for each machine


    Monitor Memory

    Reported for each hierarchical group.

    • Swap Free (MB): The total amount of free swap space.
    • Swap Total (MB): The total amount of allocated swap space.
    • Swap Used (MB): The amount of swap space used.
    • Swap Used %: The percentage of used swap space.
    • Swap Free %: Percentage of free swap space.

    Monitor SWAP

    Reported for each hierarchical group.

    • Swap Free (MB): The total amount of free swap space.
    • Swap Total (MB): The total amount of allocated swap space.
    • Swap Used (MB): The amount of swap space used.
    • Swap Used %: The percentage of used swap space.
    • Swap Free %: Percentage of free swap space.

    Monitor Processes

    Process Monitoring Extension gathers process metrics from a Linux/Windows/Solaris/AIX machine and reports to AppDynamics Controller.


    Monitor Network Adapter(s)

    With AppDynamics Server visibility, you can monitor the throughput and packets or the individual network interfaces.


    Dynamic Baselining

    AppDynamics automatically calculates what constitutes the baseline for your application environment, that is, the prevailing performance characteristics for your environment. Once it calculates the baselines, AppDynamics can detect conditions that may be considered anomalies for your application.


    Synthetic page checker

    AppDynamics offers synthetics which can run and monitor dynamics selenium scripts or a simple webpage. These page checks can be set to run on a specific schedule or can be generated on demand.

    Application Monitoring

    Identify JVM memory leaks caused by leaky collections

    Easily monitor the different memory pool sizes over time to understand just how close your application is to getting a Java memory leak so you can better fine tune your JVM memory settings and prevent Java memory leaks. AppDynamics automatically tracks the size and growth of Java Collections like HashMap, HashSets and ConcurrentLinkedQueues over time as data in your application is requested and persisted within JVM memory. AppDynamics uses intelligent algorithms to detect which Collections may potentially be leaking, and flags these Collections automatically so users can drill-down, and inspect the contents, to better understand what objects are being allocated, and how much memory these objects are consuming inside the Collection.


    Enable tracking of object instantiations/destructions to troubleshoot JVM heap thrash

    Allocation Tracking tracks all the code paths and those business transactions that are allocating instances of a particular class.


    PHP monitoring

    Supported Frameworks for PHP Monitoring:

    • Drupal
    • WordPress
    • Magento
    • Symfony 1 + 2
    • Zend Framework 1 + 2
    • CakePHP
    • CodeIgniter
    • Moodle
    • SugarCRM
    • PHP CLI
    • Kohana
    • Joomla!
    • Laravel
    • Yii
    • Lightspeed
    • FuelPHP
    • Phalcon

    .NET monitoring

    AppDynamics Intelligence platform supports all common .NET monitoring frameworks including:

    • Microsoft Azure
    • WCF
    • MVC5
    • ASP.NET
    • IIS
    • Managed Standalone Applications
    • Managed Windows Services
    • Microsoft Sharepoint Server
    • ADO.NET
    • ODP.NET
    • Message Queues
    • Remoting Services
    • Async Monitoring

    Node.js monitoring

    Node.js monitoring frameworks including:

    • Express
    • Kraken.js
    • Restify
    • Hapi
    • Sails.js
    • FlatIron
    • Geddy
    • Koa
    • Derby
    • Mojito

    Python monitoring

    Monitor your Python applications in real time, drill down into call stacks, correlate transactions traversing your distributed environment, and diagnose performance bottlenecks while running in a live production or development environment.

    Docker Monitoring

    Integrated monitoring of Dockerized containers with application monitoring

    You can use the Standalone Machine Agent to monitor application nodes running inside Docker containers and to identify container issues that impact application performance


    Automatic discovery of containers

    Automatic discovery of entry and exit points of your microservice as service endpoints for focused microservices monitoring


    Support Docker attributes and perspectives

    AppDynamics provides visibility into applications and business transactions made out of multiple smaller decoupled (micro) services deployed in a Docker environment using the Docker monitoring solution. The AppDynamics Docker Monitoring Extension monitors and reports on various metrics, such as: total number of containers, running containers, images, CPU usage, memory usage, network traffic, etc. The AppDynamics Docker monitoring extension gathers metrics from the Docker Remote API, either using Unix Socket or TCP giving you the choice for data collection protocol.


    Visualize distribution of containers over cluster hosts

    AppDynamics provides visualization of the services path including traceability from end to end for each interaction, from the user through all of the services calls, along with the infrastructure

    Network Monitoring

    Autodiscovery of network topology and interdependencies

    Auto-discover application and network topology and interdependencies, including reverse proxy load balancers


    Report on throughput, packet loss, and RT rates

    Detect network performance issues before they impact application performance:

    • Eliminate expensive packet capture/analysis appliances and associated SPAN/TAP hardware

    • Track network KPIs including throughput, packet loss, and RT rates


    Monitors network without need of TAP or SPAN port

    • Does not require network taps or help by networking teams to install and operate

    • Eliminate expensive packet capture/analysis appliances and associated SPAN/TAP hardware


    Single UI to drill from network to application and business transaction

    All of AppDynamics is consumed in a single UI. Therefore, you are able to drill in from any component to another within the same UI.

    Virtualization Monitoring

    Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop monitoring

    The AppDynamics Apache CloudStack Extension for Citrix CloudPlatform provides the ability to monitor and manage your critical cloud-based applications, ensure application performance pre and post-cloud migration, and take full advantage of cloud elasticity with auto-scaling.


    Server virtualization monitoring

    Server Monitoring includes additional windows in the Controller UI that enable you to quickly see underlying infrastructure issues impacting your application performance


    VDI monitoring

    Due to the way Citrix technology is set up, AppDynamics is able to see a partial amount of VDI performance. There is some manual steps that need to take place to achieve this visibility as it is not acheieved out of the box. Please work with the AppDynamics representative to learn more about what is possible with your virtualized environment.

    Web RUM

    Support for modern desktop browsers

    AppDynamics supports the current modern browsers:

    • IE6/7/8/9/10/11/Edge
    • Chrome, including Mobile
    • Firefox, including Mobile
    • Safari, including Mobile
    • Opera

    Support for mobile browsers

    AppDyanmics supports the current modern browsers:

    • IE6/7/8/9/10/11/Edge
    • Chrome, including Mobile
    • Firefox, including Mobile
    • Safari, including Mobile
    • Opera

    Monitor all page requests

    Users can receive detailed information of how each of your pages, Ajax requests, iframes, and virtual pages are performing over time within the Pages and Ajax view within the UI.


    Monitor all iFrame requests

    Users can receive detailed information of how each of your pages, Ajax requests, iframes, and virtual pages are performing over time within the Pages and Ajax view within the UI.


    Full support for monitoring single page applications properly

    Browser RUM supports single-page applications created using the AngularJS 1.x


    Automatically detect JavaScript errors

    Users have the ability to enable and disable reporting of JavaScript and Ajax request errors. When enabled, JavaScript and Ajax request errors are reported throughout the Browser Monitoring UI: in the geo page, in the user stats browser and device dashboards, in the page list, and in browser snapshots.


    Display response time status on Geo Map

    All Geo Dashboards display key EUM performance metrics by geographic location. You can quickly see which regions have the highest loads, the longest response times, and the most errors. You can understand at a glance which locations are active and of the active locations, which are slow.


    Collect and display Navigation Timing API data for all poor performing requests

    You can build custom health rules based on Browser RUM Page, Ajax, and iframe metrics in the health rule builder. Please refer to 4.2x documentation to see what metrics are available for both modern browsers that support Navigation Timing API and other bowers, as well as NavTime browsers.


    Collect and display Resource Timing API data for all poor performing requests

    AppDynamics can capture resource timing and can also help capture resource timing data when the browser stops collecting this information.


    Correlate web transactions with server side transactions for drill down

    With AppDynamics End User Monitoring, you can collect information on where in the world your requests are coming from and what devices and channels are being used, as well as the performance of your code once it's on your user's device. You can even investigate mobile crashes by seeing stack traces and other contextual data at the moment of the crash. And that data can be tied to business transaction data from the server side.


    Provide detailed browser traces for poor performing end user requests

    AppDynamics app agents discover requests to your application as entry points to a business transaction. The agents tag the request data and trace the request path as it passes from web servers to databases and other infrastructure components. AppDynamics collects performance metrics for each tier that processes the business transaction.


    Provide usage based analytics showing browser types and versions

    AppDynamics provides accurate browser-user insights to optimize web experiences based on large volumes of multi-dimensional data that includes user response time, first byte time, DOM ready time, device type and browser type, version, etc.


    Provide usage based analytics showing device and OS types

    AppDynamics provides accurate browser-user insights to optimize web experiences based on large volumes of multi-dimensional data that includes user response time, first byte time, DOM ready time, device type and browser type, version, etc.


    Provide customizable analytics area for troubleshooting and analysis purposes

    AppDynamics Application Analytics enables you to do real-time analysis of business performance that is correlated with the performance of your application software


    Provide cache metrics for each page request

    AppDynamics collects cache metrics for each of the request for you to view. You have the ability to define a specific cache endpoint for monitoring.


    Show server side response time for all pages

    Detailed storage and network pages for additional details required for troubleshooting


    Provide drill down from poor performing request to server side deep diagnostic session

    Retroactively troubleshoot and diagnose the root cause of infrastructure performance issues -- in a live production environment -- using fine-grained historical data


    Session tracking

    Using Browser RUM Sessions you can analyze sessionized results from all requests stored in the AppDynamics Events Service


    Ability to generate a synthetic page request directly from the poor performing request

    Browser Synthetic Monitoring uses geographically distributed agents to continuously test key user workflows in your application. This allows you to monitor the correctness and performance of multi-step flows independently of user-generated load. AppDynamics provide two way of using synthetics: Scheduled jobs and on-demand snapshots.


    SDK for support of any Single Page Application (SPA) framework

    Browser RUM supports single-page applications created using the AngularJS 1.x, commonly known as just Angular, and provides methods for monitoring Ember.js applications, but you can extend the JavaScript Agent to other Angular versions and non-Angular frameworks using the JavaScript Agent API


    EUM cross application correlation

    The cross application flow map lets you see shared points in your application environment. This allows you to organize business applications by the services, infrastructure, and software components in your environment in the way that best fits your needs, while still being able to see business application interdependencies.

    Analytics built into EUM portion of UI

    Application Analytics is built on the App iQ platform, which includes the Events Service, the unstructured document store for the platform. The exact components you need to install depend upon your environment and your requirements.


    Custom user data available at the session and page request level

    You can add user information that is specific to your application to a browser snapshot.


    Page grouping at root level instead of individual pages for each set of parameters

    You can configure the display names by which various pages and iframes are referred to and sorted in controller lists and dashboards.

    Mobile RUM

    Support for native mobile applications

    AppDynamics Mobile Application Monitoring solution enables organizations to deliver a reliable, consistent mobile experience and protect increasingly important mobile device revenue streams and customer interactions, even under the most demanding situations. AppDynamics provides full support for iOS, Android and XAMARIN operating systems. Our Xamarin plugin makes it easy to instrument Xamarin apps for iOS, Android, and Windows.


    Support for mobile browsers

    AppDynamics Browser RUM Supported Environments include:

    • IE6/7/8/9/10/11/Edge
    • Chrome, including Mobile
    • Firefox, including Mobile
    • Safari, including Mobile
    • Opera

    See mobile app performance, http errors, and network error information

    As your end users interact with your application, the AppDynamics agent collects metrics and any error information on the application's performance and sends that information to the EUM Server, where it is processed. The EUM Server then makes the data available to the AppDynamics controller UI, where it is displayed in a series of dashboards and charts


    See the performance of API calls from your mobile application to the server side

    Yes. Platform allows users to enforce SLAs for APIs, content delivery networks, and other third-party services.


    Track crashes and exception

    Automatically capture stack traces to pinpoint code issues while, correlating crash events with user sessions to understand the cause of a crash and how to reproduce it.


    Provide crash analytics

    The Crash Analyze tab in the UI lists all the individual crash snapshots.


    User tracing/breadcrumbs

    If your application crashes, the agent also creates a crash snapshot with information to help you analyze what happened, including the crashed function, the source file containing the crashed function, the line number, if available, and a stack trace of the application at the time of the crash, along with various other identifying data. And if the server-side application with which your mobile app interacts is also instrumented, you can get correlated metric information for the entire round-trip request life cycle.


    Trace transactions from mobile device all the way to the server side

    Mobile RUM collects data on every network request that your mobile app makes, and it also takes detailed snapshots periodically in case performance issues have been detected. Over time, the network request metrics are rolled up, based on averages and percentiles.


    Correlate mobile transactions with server side transactions for drill down

    Yes. You can correlate mobile network requests with business transactions. The correlation enables you to map network requests made by your mobile application with an underlying backend application.


    Provide usage and performance analytics based upon device type

    Yes. Graphic representations of overall usage statistics by device, carrier, OS version, connection type, and version


    Provide usage and performance analytics based upon OS type

    Yes. Graphic representations of overall usage statistics by device, carrier, OS version, connection type, and version


    Provide usage and performance analytics based upon OS version

    Yes. Graphic representations of overall usage statistics by device, carrier, OS version, connection type, and version


    Provide unified user interface for mobile and server diagnostics

    Yes.


    Integrated and correlated data between mobile, server, and infrastructure monitoring

    All application data is integrated into one UI, so users have a single paned view of the health of their application infrastructure


    Display response time status on Geo Map

    The Geo Dashboard provides high-level insight into how your application is performing across the world.


    Provide device and carrier diagnostic metrics

    Yes. Graphic representations of overall usage statistics by device, carrier, OS version, connection type, and version


    Track user sessions to understand user flows and behavior

    The crash snapshot list within the dashboard will provide summary information, contextual and user information, and a detailed stack trace from the crash.


    Capture user interactions within each session

    The crash snapshot list within the dashboard will provide summary information, contextual and user information, and a detailed stack trace from the crash.


    Alert based upon deviation from normal behavior for mobile metrics

    Resolve crashes faster by getting alerted when unique crashes occur.


    Provide percentile metrics related to mobile performance

    Parts of the Controller UI for Mobile RUM rely on processing done by the Events Service, including some of the widgets in the Mobile App Dashboard Overview, Network Requests Analyze, and Crash Analyze.
 For the Mobile App Dashboard, Network Requests Analyze, and Crash Analyze, you can choose widgets to display the metrics collected using either averages or percentiles: Specifically, you can:

    • enable or disable percentile display of metrics.

    • set up to four different percentile levels to be applied to metrics.
    Comparisons
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    Overview

    New Relic is a software analytics and application performance management solution that gives users in-depth data visibility and analytics. By going right to the source, the code, New Relic enables users to develop quicker software, build improved products,and consistently impress their customers. Data tells a story and New Relic interprets what it is telling you.

    AppDynamics is the Application Intelligence company. With AppDynamics, enterprises have real-time insights into application performance, user performance and business performance so they can move faster in an increasingly sophisticated, software-driven world. AppDynamics’ integrated suite of applications is built on its innovative, enterprise-grade App iQ Platform that enables its customers to make faster decisions that enhance customer engagement and improve operational and business performance. AppDynamics is uniquely positioned to enable enterprises to accelerate their digital transformations by actively monitoring, analyzing and optimizing complex application environments at scale. 

    Dynatrace is an AI-powered software intelligence monitoring platform that accelerates digital transformation and simplifies cloud complexities. Dynatrace is an entirely automated full-stack solution that provides data and answers about the performance of your applications and deep insight into every transaction throughout every application, including the end-user experience. By modernizing and automating enterprise cloud operations, users can deliver an optimal digital experience with higher quality software to customers faster.

    Dynatrace offers an all-in-one automated artificial intelligence solution that brings together application performance, cloud and infrastructure, and digital experience monitoring. Dynatrace accelerates performance-driven results through operations, development, and business teams with a shared metrics platform. In addition, users are provided a full-stack monitoring experience with three patented technologies:

    • Smartscape - visualization mechanism that maps the totality of everything working in your environment and detects any casual dependencies between your applications, processes, websites, services, hosts, cloud infrastructure, and networks.

    • OneAgent - a technology that analyzes, gathers ,and unifies all business performance metrics throughout every layer of your technology stack.

    • PurePath Technology - code-level context and timings are captured from the mainframe to the cloud for all end-to-end transactions.

    What does Dynatrace offer?

    Dynatrace redefines how organizations monitor their digital ecosystems. The solution offers:

    • Cloud Automation: With AI engine Davis®, users can see the exact reason for problems and facilitate quick auto-remediation and intelligent cloud orchestration.

    • Application Security: With automated application vulnerability management, users can deliver applications faster and more securely.

    • Infrastructure Monitoring: Convenient broad visibility across your environments is provided with streamlined, automated infrastructure monitoring.

    • Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM): Optimize your applications, provide better support, and improve user experience with a combination of Real User Monitoring (RUM), Session Replay, and synthetic monitoring throughout your environment.

    • Applications and Microservices: For complex cloud environments, Dynatrace can automatically provide visibility and root-cause answers. It can also monitor microservices.

    • Digital Business Analytics: Get AI-powered, real-time answers to analytical business queries with KPIs and metrics that are already flowing through applications.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Dynatrace is the only solution that provides answers to organizations based on deep insight into each user, transaction, and organization's environment.

    Barry P., a managing performance engineer at Medica Health Plans, writes, "With Dynatrace, we have synthetic checks and real-user monitoring of all of our websites, places where members and providers can interact with us over the web. We monitor the response times of those with Dynatrace, and it's all integrated into one place."

    A consultant at a tech service company notes, "A feature that's one of the highlights of Dynatrace is the AI. The second most valuable feature is OneAgent. Between infrastructures, applications, operating systems, you can deploy with just a single agent and can practically install and forget about it."

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    AppDynamics vs. Dynatrace
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    AppDynamics is ranked 2nd in Container Monitoring with 35 reviews while Dynatrace is ranked 1st in Container Monitoring with 36 reviews. AppDynamics is rated 7.6, while Dynatrace is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of AppDynamics writes "Great dashboards, with good SAP monitoring but needs to be more reasonably priced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dynatrace writes "Gives us very deep visibility into both user actions and systems interactions, including a view inside containers". AppDynamics is most compared with Elastic Observability, Splunk, Datadog, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and Azure Monitor, whereas Dynatrace is most compared with Datadog, Splunk, Azure Monitor, Elastic Observability and SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor. See our AppDynamics vs. Dynatrace report.

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